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How Dentistry Can Naturally Brighten Your Smile

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Having a bright and white smile is something that many people strive for, but sometimes it feels like the only option is teeth whitening treatments. However, there are actually a number of natural ways that dentistry can help you improve the colour of your teeth without harsh chemicals or procedures.

Oral Hygiene: 

One of the most important things you can do to improve the colour of your teeth is to practice good oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing twice daily will also help in removing the surface stains and plaque buildup that cause discolouration. Additionally, regular professional cleanings with your dentist or dental hygienist will help remove any deeper stains that home oral care cannot reach.

Diet Modifications: 

Both the foods and drinks you consume can play a big role in the colour of your teeth. For instance, beverages such as coffee and tea and darker drinks such as red wine can stain your tooth enamel due to their high levels of chromogens and tannins. Yet, making some dietary changes such as reducing your intake of these drinks and opting for healthy snacks can improve your smile's brightness. Furthermore, incorporating foods rich in calcium, such as milk and cheese, can help remineralise your teeth and keep them strong.

Composite Bonding: 

Composite bonding is used to repair chipped, misaligned or discoloured teeth. In this treatment, a tooth-coloured composite resin is applied to the surface of the tooth, moulded into shape, and then hardened with a curing light to match the colour and shape of your teeth. The result is a natural-looking smile that does not involve teeth whitening.

Porcelain Veneers:

Porcelain veneers are another way dentistry can improve the colour of your teeth without whitening systems. A veneer is a thin, custom-made shell that is bonded to the front of your teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers can help with a range of cosmetic issues, including discolouration, unevenly spaced teeth and even crookedness. This treatment option allows for a brighter and straighter smile without the use of harsh chemicals.

Inlays and Onlays: 

Both inlays and onlays are alternatives to traditional fillings when teeth are damaged beyond what fillings can fix but are not damaged to the point of needing crowns. They are a dental restoration procedure that requires a tooth-coloured material, such as porcelain, to be placed into the tooth to repair it effectively. 

Contact a dentistry clinic in your area to learn more.